What: #whyilovephilly Summer Party and Spruce Street Harbor Park Preview. PLUS, the debut of Ron Gallo's new album "Ronny" + The Lawsuits + Up the Chain, presented by XPN.
When: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 7-11PM (RAIN DATE, July 3)
Where: The new Spruce Street Harbor Park at Spruce and Columbus Blvd.
Why: Because we all love Philly in our own ways
Tickets: $10 (includes free drink ticket)
Notes: Bring cash for the bars (though there will be ATMs on site). For those of you driving: street parking or lots at Lombard or Walnut and Columbus Blvd
Join Philly Love Notes, the Delaware River Waterfront Corp (DRWC), and Drink Philly at the Summer 2014 #whyilovephilly Party on Thursday, June 26, at the pop-up Spruce Street Harbor Park. This will be the third #whyilovephilly party, a semi-annual event that draws tons of Philadelphians (and even some ex-pats), who come together for a night of Philly-minded celebration.
Unlike parties past, this summer’s event will be a chance for attendees to preview a completely new space being built in Philadelphia at the Delaware River Waterfront. All proceeds from the night will be donated to DRWC, which is the non-profit in charge of programming and development along the Central Delaware Waterfront.
The pop-up Spruce Street Harbor Park (SSHP) will open to the public on Friday, June 27, but on Thursday, party goers will have a chance to see the space in its full glory. Located at Spruce Street and Columbus Blvd, SSHP consists of floating barges with a restaurant, bar, and stage, nets that suspend visitors over the water in the marina, an 50-hammock lounge, urban beach and boardwalk, light show, mist area, and more.
In addition, XPN presents the record release of Ron Gallo's solo album, "Ronny," with sets by The Lawsuits and Up the Chain. A concert on floating barges right on the waterfront. Doesn't really get much better than that.
The purpose of these #whyilovephilly parties is to create the opportunity for Philly-lovers to get together to celebrate the variety of reasons why they have made Philadelphia and the surrounding region their home. So join us and our amazing sponsors for a night out on the river full of friends, food, booze, and music.
JUST ADDED: Instagram contest. Tag your photos old and new with #whyilovephilly_SSHP and write a little note about why you love the city. Winners will receive Philly-centric goodie bags with gifts from They'll be getting tickets to the party and some sweet prize packages with gifts from Duke & Winston, US*U.S., Girls Can Tell, Quirck Books, Art Star Boutique and Gallery, Philadelphia Independents, Hog Island Press and Eyes Habit, Pilot and Captain and Wear Liberty.
ALSO: Strawberry Mansion Shortcake Ice Cream from Little Baby's! Poundcake (vanilla and chocolate) from Stock’s Bakery in Kensington, Strawberries from Greensgrow Farm, Mint from Little Baby’s garden and oh yeah, a dash of freeze dried strawberries for fun
Sponsors: FringeArts, Green Mountain Energy Company, United by Blue, TicketLeap, Enterprise Car Share, Sixers Cave, SEER Interactive, Young Involved Philadelphia, I-Site, Think Brownstone, NextFab, P'unk Ave, Hooley, Wash Cycle Laundry, Little Baby's Ice Cream, PHL Made, and Philly Bike Tour Co.